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A Second Chance at Christmas

A Second Chance at Christmas

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A Second Chance at Christmas

Länge:
28 Seiten
26 Minuten
Herausgeber:
Freigegeben:
Dec 7, 2019
ISBN:
9781393971122
Format:
Buch

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Joy and Tucker thought they knew what they were getting into when they adopted a young girl with a troubled past. This Christmas, though, it will take everything they have to help her heal. Can they help Kayla when all she wants to do is blame herself?

Herausgeber:
Freigegeben:
Dec 7, 2019
ISBN:
9781393971122
Format:
Buch

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A Second Chance at Christmas - J. Kirsch

~******~

A Second Chance at Christmas

by J. Kirsch

The tree in the corner of the living room loomed high above like a benevolent green giant, its outstretched arms wreathed in ornaments and lights. The man at the kitchen counter was no small man, yet the needled monstrosity dwarfed even him. Tucker Cade was a good 6’3. His full beard sported a vibrant reddish-brown, his cheeks ruddy, but not, as his wife Joy liked to tease him, ‘on par with Santa Claus.’ He was quietly stirring a few final marshmallows into a steaming cup of hot chocolate when Joy came up behind him. Her arms slipped around his waist as she strained on her tiptoes to give him a kiss, and he turned his head just in time to feel the warmth of her lips on his.

Hey.

Hey yourself, he murmured.

Joy was slender with wavy blonde hair, and her sparkling blue eyes were especially bright this evening.

Are you sure we should let her open one? I mean, isn’t this setting a terrible precedent? he grumbled.

Oh? And why do you say that? Joy called over her shoulder as she glided away and began rooting through the upper cabinets.

In a word? Spoiled, Tucker said, all matter-of-fact in his tone. At her age I...

It’s one present, Joy scoffed, on Christmas Eve. It’s not like we’re buying Kayla her own car.

Tucker finished adding the whip cream and began rummaging through the pantry for the chocolate chips he was hoping to sprinkle on top.

I know, but still, it’s the principle of the thing, he said, grinning at her as she found the present in candy cane wrapping paper, a silver bow sitting on top like the perfect tiara.

You knew we would spoil this girl, Joy shot back. You knew it the moment we decided to adopt her.

Tucker’s face turned solemn as he remembered last night.

Screams coming from the bedroom. Kayla’s screams. Her face covered in sweat as they woke her, her waif-like body trembling, her eyes looking wildly in all directions.

Maybe you're right, he murmured. "Given all she's been through, perhaps a

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